Virtual BSC RS/Life Session: Strenthening global health resilience to climate change

Date: 11/Nov/2021 Time: 12:00

Place:

Virtual seminar via Zoom, with required registration

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Speakers

Host: Alfonso Valencia, Life Sciences department director
Speaker: Rachel Lowe, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
 

Short Bio:

Rachel Lowe is an Associate Professor and Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, researching the impacts of global environmental change on infectious disease risk. She leads a group of statisticians, epidemiologists and ecologists working between the Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. She has published high impact research on modelling of climate-sensitive disease risk, with a focus on climate-driven dengue early warning systems. In 2018, she won the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) Water Award for Research, in recognition of the quality of her research on the linkages between hydrometeorological extremes and dengue outbreaks and the multi-sectoral relevance for policy and practice. In 2022 she will join the Barcelona Supercomputing Center as an ICREA Research Professor.